Author Topic: Quentin Smirhes  (Read 1095 times)

BlodwynPig

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Quentin Smirhes
« on: April 07, 2020, 11:10:34 PM »
Kryton posted one of his PiFs in a coronavirus thread. He’s got quite a few fantastic scarfolk vibe shorts as well... this one being a particular “nasty”

https://youtu.be/zxhlQk6Ky5Y

Any info on the guy?

Dewt

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 11:13:00 PM »
My theory is that he is my long lost brother

Dewt

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 11:15:58 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GCpbUeRK5g

This is my favourite one.


Any info on the guy?
Yes, his name is Sean Reynard, you can find a lot of behind-the-curtain interviews with him if you Google his name.

Norton Canes

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 11:09:54 AM »
At last, a Smirhes thread! Been meaning to start one for ages but couldn't come up with a good enough way to describe him. He's a brilliant mixture of Scarfolk, folk horror, hauntology, 70's PIFs, Open University creepiness and bizarre unplaceable extraneous terror, which he weathers at all times while appearing to be the happiest person in the world. And it's all composed and performed to perfection by the inimitable Reynard. One of my favourite things on the internet.

Nice to see you've both gone for Comfrey-featuring clips as your favourites.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 11:17:07 AM »
I'm working through them, a real goldmine and wormhole (worm hat). The mannerisms from his facial tics and British prudishness to the extended little finger are spot on.

This reminds me of my formative foray into absurdist comedy back in the mid-80s, aping my old relatives and their adherence to a certain Prim and Beige British ethic. This is where the horror and joy mix in a heady brew of melancholy and nostalgia.

The only downside is having the post-post-ironic youtube comments bringing everything lurching into hard-edged modern-day perspective. "Fukin trippin' balls dude, like Adult Swim on Drugs, man!"

Kenneth is exceptionally good. These are best enjoyed alone without intrusion from the modern psyche.

Norton Canes

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 11:24:16 AM »
The Haunted Whistle was the first one I saw and remains a favourite, but Quentin's Greenhouse is gloriously disturbing. Of the latest batch, Toilet Paper has just had me in hysterics.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 11:56:56 AM »

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 12:01:52 PM »

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 12:45:55 PM »
Fuck sake, I wasn't wrong

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BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 12:49:45 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V_zGecDCpA&t=9s

The guy who plays the zentai controller, recognise him from something, anyone?

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 12:58:30 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GCpbUeRK5g

This is my favourite one.
Yes, his name is Sean Reynard, you can find a lot of behind-the-curtain interviews with him if you Google his name.

Yes, this interview is great - I guess perfectly suited to people of my age

https://hauntedgeneration.co.uk/2019/06/01/picture-box-sean-reynard-and-quentin-smirhes/

Cuellar

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 01:32:52 PM »
I don't like it. I don't like the way it makes me feel.

Dr Syntax Head

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 01:40:44 PM »
I’m unsettled

Dewt

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 07:18:18 PM »

These are best enjoyed alone without intrusion from the modern psyche.
Yeah. Not to besmirch this thread but that's why I don't really talk about him.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2020, 07:55:06 PM »
Yeah. Not to besmirch this thread but that's why I don't really talk about him.

Yes, but once you find a like minded soul, it can be enjoyable...but that is rare

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 09:24:25 PM »
Reynard is from St Helens (which somehow makes perfect sense), and occasionally appears live as Quentin there:
http://www.heartofglass.org.uk/events/i-heart-thursdays-scratch-night/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V_zGecDCpA&t=9s

The guy who plays the zentai controller, recognise him from something, anyone?
He looks and sounds a bit like Brooker's mate, the director and physical manifestation of Barry Shitpeas, Al Campbell

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 10:24:49 PM »
Reynard is from St Helens (which somehow makes perfect sense), and occasionally appears live as Quentin there:
http://www.heartofglass.org.uk/events/i-heart-thursdays-scratch-night/
He looks and sounds a bit like Brooker's mate, the director and physical manifestation of Barry Shitpeas, Al Campbell

I thought that at first but its not, but its irritating me now. Oh im thinking maybe same mannerisms as Steve Oram

Dewt

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 10:44:42 PM »
Yes, but once you find a like minded soul, it can be enjoyable...but that is rare
Yeah I usually talk to select people about it

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2020, 07:47:58 AM »
Yeah I usually talk to select people about it

You had your chance with that Boston meet

Dewt

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2020, 08:09:27 AM »
I was social distancing

Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2020, 06:46:30 PM »
I'm working through them, a real goldmine and wormhole (worm hat). The mannerisms from his facial tics and British prudishness to the extended little finger are spot on.

This reminds me of my formative foray into absurdist comedy back in the mid-80s, aping my old relatives and their adherence to a certain Prim and Beige British ethic. This is where the horror and joy mix in a heady brew of melancholy and nostalgia.

The only downside is having the post-post-ironic youtube comments bringing everything lurching into hard-edged modern-day perspective. "Fukin trippin' balls dude, like Adult Swim on Drugs, man!"

Kenneth is exceptionally good. These are best enjoyed alone without intrusion from the modern psyche.

Slightly ironically Adult Swim actually used Quentin's video in the opening for one of their more recent Off the Air output titled Trash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGSUYAKquBU thought I'd seen him somewhere before.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2020, 07:02:21 PM by Misspent Boners »

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2020, 10:11:14 PM »
Reminds me of Liquid TV

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
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Kryton

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2020, 08:41:34 AM »

Dewt

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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2020, 08:51:54 AM »

BlodwynPig

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2020, 09:57:07 AM »

Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2020, 10:22:50 AM »
Kryton posted one of his PiFs in a coronavirus thread. He’s got quite a few fantastic scarfolk vibe shorts as well... this one being a particular “nasty”

https://youtu.be/zxhlQk6Ky5Y

Any info on the guy?

WTF!?!

Norton Canes

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Re: Quentin Smirhes
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2020, 11:22:27 AM »
The constantly howling wind in the background is a stroke of genius.

Norton Canes

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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 01:17:39 PM »

BlodwynPig

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